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Aug 22 2008   3:46PM GMT

Trolls on ITKE – I think not!

Troy Tate Profile: Troy Tate

Here’s an interesting blog entry I came across this week. I have great respect for John Postel mentioned in the article. He contributed immensely to the design of the protocols on which we depend on for data networks. I really like his Robustness Principle. “Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others.”  This is a good statement for life but can be a challenge to address in the IT world. The article and follow-up postings have a lot of nuggets of great thought. Maybe add your thoughts to Mr Schwartz’s post or add some thoughts below here.

Have you had to deal with a troll? What were your challenges and how did it end up? What are your suggestions for handling this global issue?

It is quite amazing if you take a minute to think about it how the global internet provides a whole new environment for crime and abuse. There is no single legal body that can deal with this environment. There are no borders (although countries like China try to control what information crosses theirs).

I do want to commend ITKE for seeming to keeping the trolls away from this useful internet resource. I know it is a challenging job but the TechTarget folks are doing a great job! Let’s thank them for all their hard work by keeping up the knowledge sharing.

Thanks for your time. Let’s be good network citizens together & practice safe networking!

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